Blog Tour – Review : Inked (Sailor’s Grave #2) by Drew Elyse

We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of the release of INKED by Drew Elyse. INKED is the second standalone in the Sailor’s Grave series. Lovers of contemporary romance won’t want to miss this one – be sure to get your copy today!




Six months of dancing around each other

led to one explosive night

and two weeks without a word.

Only then did I learn the truth:

The man I’d wanted since he walked into Sailor’s Grave Tattoo Parlor was

actually an undercover cop.

And the worst part is,

I don’t even know his real name.


For over eight months I held back.

Except for that one night when I couldn’t fight it anymore.

I’d wanted her from the beginning,

but I should have kept waiting until my secrets weren’t between us.

Now, I have the ultimate challenge before me:

Convince the inked goddess of a receptionist

to at least let me keep her safe,

even if she won’t give me another chance.

I fell in love with Drew Elyse’s writing style with the first book in Sailor’s Grave – Marked (Read My Review) – so I was definitely excited about reading the next book in the series.

INKED is about Jess; the receptionist at the Sailor’s Grave; a no – nonsense girl who is full of sass and wears her attitude like an armour. She has been crushing on a client since he first started coming in, though they haven’t gone more than flirting though. So she takes her stance and asks him out, only to be shot down – there are secrets though that she doesn’t know.

Jack aka Brendan Miller, the client, has fallen more and more for Jess, in the six months that he has come to know her. But there are secrets that he has to keep, that prevents him from making any move – but he loses control when he finds out that he might not be getting his life back in the time frame he had hoped for.

What ends up between them is one night that pretty much rocked their lives, at first. The secrets then come out, and they have to end up being patient for their chance.

I adored Jessshe is strong with a hint of vulnerability that spoke to something deep inside me, yet still does what she can to make sure that the world smiles a bit more after meeting her. She knows what she wants, and she isn’t scared of going for it. Brendan, on the other hand, loves Jess for who she is – the headstrong woman who is passionate, full of life and will keep him on his toes for the rest of lives – he just has to bring down the barriers between them. And he definitely never gave up on them.

With a stalker after Jess, they navigate their relationship best as they can – and the author has done a brilliant job of penning down a romance that is soft, sassy, with a hint of hotness, making it a perfect read on a long night!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .25

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Drew Elyse spends her days trying to convince the world that she is, in fact, a Disney Princess, and her nights writing tear-jerking and sexy romance novels.

When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found analyzing every line of a book, binge watching shows on Netflix, doing strange vocal warm ups before singing in a variety of musical styles, or screaming at the TV during Chicago Blackhawks games.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, she still lives outside Chicago, IL, where she was born and raised, with her boyfriend and her fur babies Lola and Duncan.

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